June 09, 2010: Christchurch School Coaches Honored
Coach Jon Waite named VA Prep League 2010 Baseball Coach-of-the-Year
Coach Waite led the Seahorses to a berth in the state playoff quarterfinals this spring with regular season victories over Norfolk Academy, Collegiate School and FUMA. At Christchurch for five years, Waite also teaches math and is the Dean of Students. Prior, Waite worked for sixteen years at Norfolk Academy, during which time he was named Prep League Coach of the Year in 2000. A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Waite enjoyed a stint as a minor league pitcher for the Huntington Cubs.
Coach Vince Smith named Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II State Coach-of-the-Year
In only his second year at Christchurch, Coach Smith led the school’s lacrosse team to the VISAA Division II state championship. Smith was a two-time high school All-American lacrosse player, twice All-State, three-time All-Central Virginia player, and twice All-Prep while a student at St. Anne’s Belfield. Entering his freshman lacrosse season at Johns Hopkins, he was rated the #4 Blue Chip Midfielder in Face-Off magazine. After transferring to Hampden-Sydney, he was twice All-ODAC, and as a senior was named All-American. Most recently, Smith coached lacrosse at the University of Illinois and for Major League Lacrosse’s Chicago Machine.
Smith was also named 2010 VA Prep League Co Lacrosse Coach-of-the-Year.